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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, March 10, 2014

Colum McCann
Colum McCann won the National Book Award for his acclaimed novel and book-club favorite, Let The Great World Spin. He celebrates Ireland with his latest work in literary fiction, Transatlantic, "emotionally charges, beautifully controlled tales..." raves Kirkus Reviews.
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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An Evening with Carol Brown
Chatham University presents its 2014 Hollander Award for Women in Leadership to Carol Brown, retired President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Brown's lecture on the changing climate for women in Pittsburgh is free and open to the public. Prior registration is recommended.

Location: Campbell Chapel, Chatham University, Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.
03/11/2014 - 03/16/2014
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Recital & Luncheon
Greater Johnstown High School Jazz Band, directed by Adam Bukosky followed by light lunch.
Time: 12:00 pm

Location: First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine Street, Johnstown, PA

Ravel's Bolero
Featured in Disney's Fantasia and based on a poem by Goethe, Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice tells the story of a student who uses magical spells he hasn't yet learned to control. Pianist Michel Camilo, whose music combines elements of classical, jazz and world music, performs his own Piano Concerto #2. Conductor Leonard Slatkin presents four Ravel works, including his famous Bolero that demonstrate the composer's penchant for traditional dance forms.
03/14/2014 - 03/16/2014
03/14 - 8:00 pm
03/16 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Ramsey Lewis
After his classic acoustic albums in the 1960s, Ramsey Lewis reunited in the '70s with Maurice White, leader of the enigmatic and iconic, Earth, Wind & Fire to record the certified gold album Sun Goddess. Ramsey has pulled together a new electric group that can funk it out, getting that good-time groove on with tunes from Sun Goddess as well as new compositions composed for this tour.
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Junie B. Jones (Theatreworks USA)
Dear first-grade journal, This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! Its got loads of funny songs, and its based on a bunch of books about the things I do in first grade by Barbara, Park. Whew! I'm glad I can write everything down in my Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal! And you know what? I think I might like first grade after all. Love, (but not the mushy kind) Junie B. (60 minutes, ages 3-10)
03/14/2014 - 03/15/2014
03/14 - 10:15 am
03/14 - 12:15 pm
03/15 - 11:00 am
03/15 - 2:00 pm
03/15 - 5:00 pm

Location: Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Pittsburgh, PA

Behind the Notes - Ravel's Bolero
Conductor Leonard Slatkin explains and the PSO demonstrates details inside The Sorcerer's Apprentice and four Ravel works that demonstrate Ravel's penchant for traditional dance forms. On the second half, hear these complete works including Ravel's Bolero and Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice which tells the story of a student who uses magical spells he hasn't yet learned to control.
Time: 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Myths & Legends
A sweet program of suites including Felix Mata's Suite for String Orchestra, Sibelius' Swan of Tuonela (soloist: Sharlotte Devere), Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden Suite, Faure's Pelleas and Melisande Suite, Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite (1919). Music Director Walter Morales conducts.
Time: 7:30 pm
Katz Performing Arts Center, JCC, 5738 Darlington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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Juilliard Baroque
Distinguished members of faculty of the Juilliard Historical Performance program are individually award-winning recitalists, Grammy-nominated recording artists, soloists, and/or principals with every major international early music ensemble. Here they join together in a virtuoso conversation of brilliant German trio and solo sonatas by G.F. Handel, both C.P.E. and his father J.S. Bach, and the mysterious and wonderful 17th-century Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka.
Time: 8:00 pm
Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA
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